Workshops - Inspection Division Conference - ASQ


Thursday, September 14

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Core Tools Workshop

Presenter: JD Marhevko

Advance registration is required – limit 20 people

This is an interactive session on how to use Core Tools such as Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Dynamic Control Plans (DCP) (a blend of the Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Control Plan (CP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).  Attendees will actively participate in the development of each these tools across the session and understand their key functions in an organization.  Several successful examples across various business types will be shared.  Attendees will walk away with various samples that they can use in their own organizations.  NOTE: Measurement system analysis (MSA) is also a core tool but other sessions will be covering this topic during the conference.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Basic Inspection: Beginning Level

Advance registration is required – limit 16 people

Presenter: Gregory Gay

This workshop includes hands-on measurement opportunities, with a discussion of calibration and the need to check gages prior to use.  Precision measurement using hand tools will be reviewed.  The workshop will also quickly review GD&T.

Friday, September 15

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Acceptance Sampling Workshop

Presenter: John Vandenbemden

Sampling is one of the most fundamental activities an organization conducts to validate and verify a product is in conformity or a process is operating as it was designed to do. Sampling has a significant impact on resources, time to sample, time to perform an inspection or test, time to document results, and time to take required action as needed.

This workshop will start with a brief introduction of the basics and fundamentals of sampling.  This will create the foundation to move into acceptance sampling.  Both attribute and variable sampling plans will be presented.  The workshop will include hands-on application of the tables associated with acceptance sampling plans.

10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Gauge R&R Workshop

Advance registration is required – limit 20 people

Presenter: Mark Rusco

Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (GRR) helps determine the ability of a gauging system to properly assess either parts or process.  This workshop covers all of the basics of preparing to do a study, proper sampling methods to obtain parts, and how to properly conduct the study.

Attendees will be broken into groups and the groups will be provided a measuring instrument and parts to perform a GRR study.  After properly gathering the data we will move to a computer lab to analyze the data using Microsoft Excel.  Each group will be provided the opportunity to build the equations in Excel and create multiple graphs to help with problem solving their measuring system.  The ability to work in Excel is assumed for this part of the workshop.

After analyzing the measurement system, each group will be challenged to improve their measurement method.  A follow-up GRR will be performed to test the improvements.


Gregory Greg

Gregory Gay has worked with the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) principles for more than 20 years and is skilled in the use of precision measuring tools and layout inspection. He has instructed quality-related classes for five community colleges, a university, various companies and ASQ. He is well known as a resource for GD&T training. He has the unique ability to master this very technical subject, yet translate it to the inspector and technician level, where much of the GD&T work is being applied. In addition, he has assisted design engineering with GD&T print reviews and acted as a liaison between quality, purchasing, and engineering departments. Gay is an ASQ Fellow and is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Quality Technician (CQT), and Quality Inspector (CQI). He has also been recognized as a journeyman mechanic in the trade of layout inspection.  Greg is currently an adjunction instructor at Western Michigan University.

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JD Marhevko

JD Marhevko is currently the VP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride Corporation.  Four Accuride sites have won the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Award (in 2014-2016).  She has been involved in Operations and Lean/Six Sigma efforts for almost 30 years across a variety of industries.  Jd is an ASQ Fellow.  In 2016, Jd was awarded both the Shainin Medal and honored as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by Washington DC’s Manufacturing Institute.  With ASQ she also holds the CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and is a ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools.  She is an MBB and has held various Baldrige Assessor roles.  Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division (QMD), a 24,000 member organization and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Jd is a Howard Jones awardee, the QMD’s highest honor.  She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University.

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Mark Rusco

Mark Rusco is a tenured Associate Professor at Ferris State University where he serves as the main faculty member for the Bachelor of Science in Quality Engineering Technology program and also teaches related courses in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Central Michigan University.  He has 15 years of manufacturing experience as a Manufacturing Engineer, in Supplier Quality, and as the Quality Assurance Manager at a tier one supplier to the automotive industry.  He has background in powder metal technology, production grinding, metal stamping, production welding, and small assembly.  To stay current with manufacturing trends, Mark consults with various area companies regarding ISO 9000, SPC, Measurement System Analysis, GD&T, Designed Experiments, and other quality-related training.

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John Vandenbemden

John Vandenbemden is a Master Six Sigma Black Belt with more than 30 years of experience in its application, including over 35 years in management systems. He has extensive experience in auditing and consulting in management systems requirements in the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, metals, service, medical devices, and healthcare industries. He is also an experienced instructor and consultant in the applications of quality, environmental, and OSHAS management system requirements as well as the application and instruction of various techniques, which include DoE, reliability, TPM, statistical analysis, Six Sigma, risk management, project management, APQP, PDCA, PDSA, root cause, 5S, lean enterprise, and TRIZ. Vandenbemden has held positions as a quality engineer, quality manager, vice president of quality, and trainer, providing training and ensuring compliance to TS 16949 automotive, AS 9100, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 requirements. He provides quality, environmental, health and safety training, and consultation to various clients as owner of Q-Met-Tech. Vandenbemden is a voting member of TAG 69, ANSI Z1, and TC 176 Subcommittees as well as chair of Tag 69 SC5 Acceptance Sampling. He is an Exemplar Global Certified EMS Associate Auditor and QMS Principle Auditor.  He provides auditing services to SRI Registrars. Vandenbemden has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Indiana State University along with a master’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University.

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2017 Inspection Division Conference | September 14 – 15, 2017 | Grand Rapids, MI